Monthly Archives: June 2018

Utilizing New Technology

As everyone in society continues to embrace technology to stay up-to-date on all the latest information and trends, farmers are doing the same.

It’s Fair Time in Tennessee

As July approaches, so does fair season. This means your county fairgrounds will be hosting their annual fair, which includes a host of activities...

Prices Down. Positive Outlooks.

U.S. agriculture's financial health is dependent on exports. As a country, we export 50% of major crops, 70% of fruit and 25% of pork....

Free Renewable Energy Assessments for Tennessee farmers and businesses in rural...

      Interested in exploring renewable energy but unsure how to start? Have a project in mind but want a third-party opinion? If so, make sure...

A Fresh Look at GMOs

A Fresh Look is a farmer founded campaign made up of farmers across the U.S. who want to help answer the questions and concerns...

Learning in the Summer

The Tennessee Governor's School for the Agricultural Sciences hosted at the University of Tennessee at Martin is half-way through their 2018 summer term.

UT Institute of Agriculture Announces New Herbert College of Agriculture

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.  – The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees formally announced today the new Herbert College of Agriculture, named for distinguished alumni Jim...

4-H Ambassador Tour

The Tennessee 4-H Ambassador's stop by Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation Headquarters to discuss what is going on within their organization during their Ambassador Tour.

House Passes Farm Bill

The House reconsidered and then proceeded to narrowly pass their Farm Bill with a vote of 213-211 Thursday afternoon.

Tennessee Farm Bureau Statement on House Passage of Farm Bill

Tennessee’s farmers appreciate the U.S. House of Representatives passing the Farm Bill. The Farm Bill plays an important role in ensuring Tennessee’s farmers can...

Melon Pride

Northern Middle Tennessee has gained a new cooperative strictly for melon farmers. Melon Pride Cooperative is made up of farmers from Robertson County and...

Field Day brings Producers and Residents Together

The 10th Annual Fruits of the Backyard Field Day was held at the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center.

Helping our Bees and Pollinators

This week we are celebrating National Pollinator Week. USDA's Gary Crawford has more.

Getting Closer to a New Farm Bill

There could be more movement this week in Congress for the nation's farm policy.

Steak & Potatoes Field Day Returns August 7

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. — Everyone interested in Plateau-based agricultural enterprises is invited to attend the annual Steak and Potatoes Field Day sponsored by the University...

Tennessee to Celebrate National Forage Week

June 17-23 is designated as National Forage Week, and Governor Bill Haslam has signed a proclamation declaring that Tennessee will join the celebration. In...

4-H Fun at Academic Conference

While it may not sound like a lot of fun attending an academic conference in the Summer for Jr. High students, it was for...

Farm Bureau Buoyed by Senate Farm Bill Vote

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2018 – The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “Farmers and ranchers welcome today’s markup and passage...

2018 Wool Pool Pick-up Sites

Thursday June 14, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST). Jefferson Farmer's Co-op Bulk Fertilizer Building 106 Highway 92 South Dandridge, TN 37725 East TN Wool Pool...

Ripe for Harvest

Farmers across Tennessee have been busy this Spring planting corn, cotton and soybeans.  They’re also now looking to harvest their winter wheat crop.

Lone Oaks Dream

Lone Oaks Farm is continuing to take shape into becoming a premier 4-H Conference Center.

Shooting Hunger

Hundreds show up in Carroll County for the 2nd Annual Shooting Hunger event to benefit hunger relief in Tennessee.

Preparing the Future

While most kids are out of school for the Summer break, there are some teachers already prepping for the return to the classroom by...

Raise a Glass During June Dairy Month

June is Dairy Month! Listen to our TN Home and Farm radio program as we help celebrate by raising a glass of milk and...

It’s Still Nature’s Most Perfect Food

Denise Jones of the Dairy Alliance says despite all the challenges the dairy industry is under, there’s still no denying the health benefits of...

Future Leader in the FFA

As National FFA Convention is approaching, Tennessee has selected their 2018 National FFA Officer Candidate.

Educating our Future

Teachers from across the state attended a training to learn new interactive ways to teach their students.

Working for that Goal

During the June Dairy Month Kickoff Luncheon former Tennessee Titan NFL football player George Wilson helped to inspire the Tennessee 4-H students attending with...